ERIC Number: ED446399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Understanding the 504 Statute: The Role of State Title V Programs and Health Care Providers. Healthy & Ready To Work (HRTW) Policy Brief.
This policy paper explains the educational rights available to certain students with disabilities and chronic conditions under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It describes the federal law and regulations, eligibility criteria, complaint procedures available to enforce the law, and ways that state Title V agencies can collaborate with school personnel. Section 1 introduces the statute and discusses its relationship to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as well as responsibilities of educational institutions. The next section focuses on identification of eligible students, including the referral process, obtaining reasonable accommodations and services, the distinction between "health" and "medical" services, and composition of the Section 504 team. The next section addresses application of Section 504 to transition issues, enforcing Section 504, filing individual complaints with the Office for Civil Rights, and resolving complaints. The final section addresses collaboration and considers Title V referrals, expertise for school personnel, providing or contracting for direct health care services, providing care coordination, and building an infrastructure for children with special health care needs. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Health Services, Medical Services, Referral, Rehabilitation, Student Rights, Transitional Programs
For full text: http://www.mchbhrtw.org/materials.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Child Health Policy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504); Social Security Act